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What does Barren mean?

Barren Pronunciation of Barren [bar-ren] as a boys' name means "young warrior". Barren is a version of Baron (Old German, Old English): a title of nobility.

Associated with: warrior.


Barren has 1 variant: Barron.

1 more alternative form via Baron: Barr.

Creative forms:
(male) Barben, Baren, ..

(female) Bargen, Barnee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Barren James (B.J.), ..

How popular is Barren?

Barren is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#27289 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Barren (not ranked) are Baron (#1323 in recent rankings) and Barron (#1943). Adoption of these relations of Barren was common in the year 2008 (usage of 0.01%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.01%, 18%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baron, Barron in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Barren and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Barren is pronounced similarly to Berwin, Berwyn, Beyren, Beyron, Biren, Byran, Byren and Byron. Other recommended names are Arren, Babsen (see Babson), Bairre, Barde, Barek, Barend, Baret, Barker, Barna, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barret, Barric, Barrt, Bartel, Barton, Bergen, Bern, Berne, Birney, Biron, Born, Borne, Brian, Bruin, Buiron, Burn, Camren, Carsen, Daren, Darrien, Darrin, Derren, Farrel, Farren, Garmen, Garred, Garren, Garrey, Garron, Harben, Harlen, Jaren, Jarred, Jarrin, Jarron, Jerren, Karmen, Laren, Larran, Larren, Larrey, Larsen, Lauren, Lorren, Marden, Naren, Parrey, Taren, Tarran, Tarren, Tarrenz (see Terence), Tarryn, Varden, Varten and Warden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Barren.

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